© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
Filling Station

Filling Station

by Elizabeth Bishop

Analysis: Tough-o-Meter

(3) Base Camp

Bishop doesn't lead us too far into the woods in this poem. We're pretty stationary the whole time. As long as you're willing to dig past the first layer of grease to investigate the potential home life of this family and notice how the speaker (despite herself) seems eventually to be moved, you're going to be just fine.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement